If you’re attempting to be healthier, then you need to know how your thoughts can impact your health.
This is not to say that you read this one post and you’ll be cured from any ailment you may be suffering from, because that’s not the case. This is to educate you on just how profound your way of thinking transpires to every facet of your life; including your health.
I’ve read numerous books written by doctors about how they were able to go into remission from cancer by monitoring what they thought about themselves. This was done after they exhausted every available resource known to modern health technologies.
I even experienced it within my own life on how my thoughts created but also reversed my health problems. I’ve never had anything so drastic as cancer, but have had some struggles along my journey.
Stop fixating on what you what
For instance, I’ve never been overweight but would obsessively weigh myself as a measure of what was an acceptable weight versus what wasn’t. There were times I would step on a scale twice a day.
The more I saw a number I didn’t like, the more the number remained stubbornly adamant about staying the same.
When I finally let go of the reins on the ideal number, the weight started to decline. Not in an unhealthy manner either, but to what I felt was suitable for me.
I was no longer stressing and just started accepting whatever number appeared. There was no more controlling what the number had to be.
The less I fixated on what I wanted, the more I attracted what I wanted. Essentially, I was applying the law of attraction to my health without even realizing it at the time.
Let go of control
One day, which was about 10 years ago, I decided I had it with scales and haven’t weighed myself since. I now measure my weight based on how my clothes fit.
It’s been great not having a scale because there’s no number staring back at me that measures my beauty.
Now, that may not seem like the biggest deal to you because it’s nowhere as severe as a lethal illness but there’s so many others out there who are fixated on losing weight.
That’s the society we live in. To fit in and one way of conforming is to look a certain way. Which means that the number on that scale is instrumental to how beautiful we appear.
But, how societal constructs can damage our self-esteem is a whole different topic. For today, it’s all about how thoughts can impact your health.
If you want to change your health for the better, then keep reading because you may just pick up on some tidbits of info that can be so beneficial to you.
You’re sweating the small things
Ok, so I used to get so pissy when I would read the words, “stop being stressed” and would literally start shouting at my computer screen. It’s kind of hypocritical, well, beyond hypocritical of me to now preach this.
However, there is so much truth to it. And I’m not telling you to stop getting stressed all together, because I would be lying if I said that not having any stress is attainable.
What I’m saying is to stop sweating the small things. Stress plays a huge contributor to your thoughts. Let’s face it…if you’re stressed, you’re not exactly floating off in la la land daydreaming about unicorns and rainbows. Far from it.
You’re worried about things that are out of your control. Whether it’s the burdens of yesterday or the uncertainties about tomorrow, stressing the small things diminishes your health.
Stress makes all of your organs act on high alert mode, which is making your body work even harder, even while you’re at a resting pace. So what you’re going to do is pinpoint the trigger of your stress.
Take a moment to think about what’s making you stressed. Is it?
I didn’t put health on the list, because the stress is a contributor to the lack of health you want. We want to be able to identify the stressors that are impacting your health.
Anyway, write down with pen and paper everything that’s causing you stress. You’ll be surprised at how cathartic the process is. You may even notice that the stress isn’t nearly as bad as you think it is once it’s written.
Let’s say that one of your stressors is money. It’s natural to worry how you’re going to pay your bills or rent, but you always somehow manage to get the money to pay your expenses.
Instead of worrying about money, think of creative ways to make more money. Change your perspective just a wee bit.
Rather than think: “I can’t afford it.”
Think this: “How can I afford it?”
See how that tiny rephrase can have such a monumental effect on your stress or now, lack of?
When you’re done, try out some exercises to keep decreasing the stress. Your stress won’t fully disappear, but you will be supplied with tools to help mitigate the onslaught of a stress attack when you’re feeling like you can’t handle it anymore.
- deep breathing
Five minutes a day is all you need to start with. Don’t push yourself to more than five minutes a day because the point is to start small so that you keep the momentum rather than burning yourself out after a few days.
You can even create a new self-care ritual. If you journal, meditate, and practice deep breathing at five minutes a day each, that’s fifteen minutes total. That only accounts for one percent of your day.
Think about that for a minute. One percent a day for less stress which will improve your health.
I know it can be tough, especially when it feels like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, but start with small things that can make a profound impact.
Let’s move onto the next example of how your thoughts can impact your health.
Water and the emotional body
It’s not about drinking more water if that’s what you’re thinking. Though, if you know you’re dehydrated, then drink more water. Even if you gradually increase it by half a glass a day until you’re meeting your requirements, you’re giving your body more love than you were yesterday.
This is about the study of water based on Dr. Emoto’s findings. A Japanese scientist who was fascinated by the molecular structure of water, he decided to conduct experiments and his findings are pretty extraordinary.
Water molecules and your thoughts
He was able to show that through prayer, music, thoughts, and words, water molecules can and do shape shift depending on how loving or unloving our intentions are.
What does this have to do with how your thoughts can impact your health?
A tremendous amount.
The human body consists of at least 60% water, 31% in the bones, and 73% in the brain and heart (source), age, body mass, and gender all playing a factor.
If the body is more than half water, the question to ask is, how can your thoughts not play a role in your overall health?
Take a moment to think about the ramifications of how your thoughts are so critical to your own health. Water molecules change based on how you think and speak.
It’s so much easier than you think to get back on track with your thoughts
Try this exercise:
Set an intention with water
What you’ll need:
- water bottle
Write an intention:
Those are just a few one worded intentions you can write on the piece of paper. If there’s a word you would prefer that is not on the list above, write that down on the piece of paper.
Cut the paper and tape it onto your water bottle.
That’s it. It’s so simple. You can also add a little more oomph by saying a prayer to the water.
Every time you take a sip of your water, you’ll be reminded to keep your thoughts as optimistic as possible. Not to mention, the molecular structure is being altered just by the loving words you taped to the water bottle.
Now that you’ve seen the impact of water on your emotional body and your health, let’s move onto the next and final phase- your lifestyle and how your thoughts can impact your health.
Your lifestyle directly impacts the quality of your thoughts which in turn affects your health. If you’re in a perpetual state of thinking about your lack or scarcity, you can never attain the life you want.
If you don’t currently live the way you wish to, you can’t allow that to keep you stuck. The more you think you’re in stagnation, the farther away you are from being where you want to be.
The same goes for your health. Wishing and hoping to be healthier without any direct action will only remain as wishing and hoping.
While I believe in fairies, there are no fairies that are going to sprinkle pixie dust into your life to bring you health. There needs to be some effort on your end.
The more you think about how crummy your lifestyle is and want things to change, but sit around doing absolutely nothing to make any improvements, guess what? The only change that you’ll ever get are days passing by.
You can’t just think. You need to believe.
If you’re sitting by a mess of things, get up and clean up the area. The more you ponder over what needs to get done without any movement, the more those thoughts become toxic energies.
The truth is that thoughts create energies and those energies become reality. You want to keep the energies fresh and new to keep your thoughts in alignment with what you’re seeking.
The importance isn’t about not having the lifestyle you desire. It’s about making the most of your life because that creates the lifestyle you yearn for.
Find joy in your current lifestyle
If you can’t find the simple pleasures in the most mundane of things, then your thoughts can never operate on a capacity to create drastic and profound changes.
When you think of your current lifestyle, what do you think about?
What you wish you could have?
Or how amazingly blessed you are to live in a beautiful home with all your needs provided for?
If you feel that it’s the latter and are struggling to keep up with the Jones’, make a vow to yourself to start thinking as if you have everything you can possibly want and need. Because those thoughts will transform your reality beyond your wildest imaginations.
Again, this isn’t about wishing and praying. Believe that it is possible.
Belief is your most powerful ally when it comes to positive thinking. You can’t just think. You need to believe.
Take the action now to revolutionize your thoughts and your body will thank you for it by providing you with optimal health.
There you have it. How your thoughts impact your health.
With the super simple exercises you have, try them out to alter your reality for the one you wish to have.
Change your thoughts and you change your health. No matter what you get in life, it won’t mean anything if your health is compromised. Make an effort to start changing it now just with the way you think.
How do you improve your health with your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.
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See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay zenspired!